My name is Krystal Wilkinson. I grew up in East Selkirk and am currently a resident of Clandeboye where I live with my husband, three year old son and one year old baby girl- the three loves of my life!
I went into the field of Education at the University of Winnipeg because I knew how many prospective doors an Ed Degree would open for me throughout my career. I am thrilled that the next door I get to walk through professionally takes me back to my old high school, this time as Director of the International Student Program, a position I have always been interested in.
Throughout University, I took some time to see the world. With my best friend by my side, we explored most of Europe and I developed an insatiable wanderlust and passion for learning about other cultures. I pursued an Honours Degree in History in university and travel has been a way to bring all of that book learning to life! I was lucky to have the opportunity to move to the UK after University and teach some very vulnerable young people in the south end of London, England- a challenging job that changed my life forever.
I have always been drawn to more ‘alternative’ positions within the realm of Education working mostly with at-risk youth and young adults with special needs in settings outside of the traditional classroom. I love developing strong relationships with the students in my care and know well the value and huge responsibility of being someone you can come to when you need help.>/p>
Most would describe me as an empathetic, good listener who loves to share a laugh and gives really good hugs! I feel like my adaptability, level-headedness, organizational skills and ability to work well on a team will be important traits in this role.
The timing is perfect for me to start something new and I am so excited to join the ISP team here in Selkirk!